Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 05:40 AMIt is hard to write about devastation, especially when it is ongoing in California. Even though the fall weather forecast for California is accurate, it is hard to warn an individual who may be
threatened by a hurricane or a firestorm.
When I lectured on long range weather forecasting in San Diego a few years ago, the event that I used as an example was the previous year's firestorm in that area. The main predictor in the few charts used in weather forecasting is Saturn, not Mars as many would think.
Here in the northeast, Saturn will bring a nor'easter and in Florida in 2005, the year of record setting storm totals, Saturn was again a main indicator.
In California, the storms are firestorms or earthquakes. The first indication of bad weather for California this fall 2007 season was when I saw Mercury angular along the west coast. Exploring
further, I was eventually led to a forecast that accurately describes the serious environmental damage happening right now.
I have a friend who lives in San Diego and I wrote him to wish him good luck, hoping he would escape the harsh effects the fire could deliver. My friend said he had packed important things and
could be ready to leave when and if needed. I haven't heard from him in two days but what all thishas come down to is that one's personal birth chart can give you the best information about your home,
real estate, or where you live. Therefore, when warned, look to your own chart and be prepared.
Long range weather forecasting can provide some information but
as we have seen, some houses are engulfed and others are skirted by these fires. How is one to know for sure. Maybe that is not totally possible but when there are many pointers in one's chart to transformation,moving, or a lifestyle change, enough pointers that add up to a major event in the life, then take heed and prepare.
My friend had such pointers in his chart. I hope he is safe.
In California, the fall season is when the Santa Ana winds prevail but not every year is as horrible as this season.
I'm thinking of all my friends and colleagues in California and wishing you well and blessed protection in this hellish situation.
Monday, October 22, 2007, 05:37 AMWeatherwise, California was in trouble this fall season. Noted in my 2007 fall forecast, National Highlights at the Weathersage Home (see link on this page)included this statement for California:
"California will be dealing with the wind this season. Offshore winds
will be potent and the Santa Ana season could be very problematic.
There is the potential for strong storms in the state. For Southern
California, in October, cooler than normal and blustery conditions
could provide the backdrop for serious environmental damage."
How does an Astrometeorologist forecast this kind of weather using the basic mundane charts? To begin, at the website, there is a solar map that depicts the planets located on the angles across the USA. It is easy to see that Mercury, the windy planet is situated just offshore of the west coast.
The Astromet follows the Mercury indications by casting charts for Mercury as it enters new signs through the season. If the chart is strong for intense wind velocity, then the lunation charts are viewed to see when the winds may occur. The wind and lunation charts are location based for analysis.
For the lunation chart, two are strong indicators of the firestorm. The new Moon of October 11th in Los Angeles has Saturn at the 4th house cusp. Most astrologers will say that Mars is the planet of fire and heat and in most cases this is true. However, when the weather is normally warm to hot and dry, the typical storm we think of has wind, rain and colder temperatures. But, in California, Saturn is depicting the firestorm because their climate does not include the typical storm.
At my lecture in San Diego, CA, May 2004, the Saturn influence in fire charts was discussed and understood as the indicator for the severe fires this area experienced during the previous Santa Ana season in 2003. Therefore, when viewing the charts for California, the Saturn is very important to use for forecasting stormy weather. Combine that with the Mercury in the seasonal ingress chart and knowing the climate - Santa Ana Wind season, and you have the potential for an accurate long range forecast.
The quarter Moon chart of October 19th is first a crisis type of lunation where the Sun and Moon are square to each other - events are usually intensified at this time. Next, for the Los Angeles area and region, the windy planet Mercury is found at one of the strongest weather forecasting locations on a chart - the fourth house cusp area. The slow moving retrograde Mercury in this chart is in exact sextile to Saturn.
The National Weather Service frequently states that LONG RANGE WEATHER FORECASTING is not possible. My forecast for the Fall 2007 weather was developed well in advance of the season, as are all the forecasts on the weather website.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 12:01 PM - ForecastsBlog entry September 5, 2007
The impact of 'extreme' is felt by everyone, even those who would not admit to it. The explosion of communication capabilities for infants to those who are at the other end of the life spectrum affect our daily lives in one way or another. There are weather extremes, stock market extremes, housing extremes, population extremes and food issues extremes just to name a few. 'Extreme' weather has been getting a lot of attention for the global warming alarmists and some of the information looks convincing, however, I think the next few years will find the alarmists changing their tune.
Once colder temperatures take over, global warming will be old news and a new song will be sung. What could be strong enough to cause the turnaround? There are several factors moving into place beginning now. Another factor moves into place in late December and a third factor enters the picture in January 2008. By February 8 out of 10 weather factors will be in place to start the new tune.
It won’t be cold everywhere and the variations of temperature from cold to warm will happen also, just as the shifts to warm happened some years ago.
The extremes of media hype will have to calm down when government steps in to regulate one or more forms of our extreme communication abilities. Which one will it be? Free speech is guaranteed in the Constitution but will the press go too far one day soon? Will the wide open spaces of the internet suddenly get fenced in? Could cell phones become a thing of the past? What could possibly replace a cell phone? Ugly thought, I know. Any of this is possible with the upcoming new factors sliding into place.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007, 02:04 PM - ForecastsDear friends,
The ice may be melting and a few polar bears may get caught on a floating iceberg from time to time, but the general public should not fall prey to the hype - yes, hype - of the media and the former would be president to the crisis of 'global warming'.
Think of the word global. Do you know how much global history of warming is available? Not very much. Global warming issues are new and exciting to talk about. Media infusion and confusion is a fairly new phenomenon, designed to make money and to propagandize whatever the bucks will buy - fame, prestige, new grant money and a number of other incentives.
John Naisbitt, a truly international author of books such as Mega Trends and Mind Set offers sane and realistic advice on global warming. It is the simple statement he wrote that has me admiring the way his mind works. He wrote on page 27 of Mind Set "Read a significant number of the 963 books on global warming listed on Amazon.com and, to keep a balance, read from the 1,054 books (July 2006) on global cooling and the coming ice age?".
Naisbitt's advice is very good. I have read a few of the newer books on the subject and I agree with John that there is no absolute consensus, no hard facts to base the global warming issues on. It is a debate that no doubt will continue because it can be made into a panic situation and panic sells and sells and sells.
Naisbitt also concludes on page 31 that "It is in the nature of human beings to bend information in the direction of desired conclusions."
I can recommend another book that gives a good rational to global warming and climate change. It is Why Geography Matters: Three Challenges Facing America: Climate Change, the Rise of China, and Global Terrorism by Harm de Blij (Paperback - Feb 12, 2007)
Another is The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations by Eugene Linden (Hardcover - Feb 7, 2006).
A thought comes to my mind where global warming issues have accelerated over the past 10-12 years. The planet Pluto has been in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius since 1995. Pluto represents the global consciousness, extremes and threats, rather than any weather value in astrometeorology, but the weather value for the zodiac sign Sagittarius is warm and dry.
In the next few years, Pluto transitions and moves into the zodiac sign of Capricorn. The weather value for Capricorn is cold and dry. It won't be long before the global warming could change into global cooling.
Keep in mind that the proponents of global warming are members of the same group which includes meteorologists - the same meteorologists who cannot develop a long range weather forecast.
Saturday, December 16, 2006, 06:39 AMEvery so often I have a vision of what astrometeorology could provide for the world. In a recent post to my weather list, a global group of people interested in weather and how we can see the future weather events, I mentioned one of my hopes, dreams or wishes, however it might be seen.
Post: I think that we should note also that the Moon in declination has been climbing to maximum degrees of 28+ in 2006. For the next 7 years, the maximum degrees will be reduced to 18+ degrees by the end of the 7 years.
This cycle has not been studied and compared with actual weather events by a number of researchers. In my vision for the future of astrometeorology, this kind of study would be only one in a number of other research studies. There is so much to be done in this area that it boggles my mind. We need a national center for the study of long range forecasting, one that includes the astromet!